The Sims 3 [Download]

3.5 out of 5 stars 69 customer reviews
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ASIN B00AY06LNG
Release date June 2, 2009
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3.5 out of 5 stars 69 customer reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
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The freedom of The Sims 3 will inspire you with endless creative possibilities and amuse you with unexpected moments of surprise and mischief. Create millions of unique Sims and control their lives. Customize their appearances and personalities. Build their homes - design everything from exquisitely furnished dream homes to quaint cottages. Then, send your Sims out to explore their ever-changing neighborhood and to meet other Sims in the town center. With all-new quick challenges and rewarding game play, The Sims 3 gives you the freedom to choose whether (or not) to fulfill your Sims' destinies and make their wishes come true.

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Create like never before.
New seamless neighborhoods in 'The Sims 3'
New seamless neighborhoods.
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New create a Sim functionality and personality traits in 'The Sims 3'
New create a Sim and personalities.
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Extreme home customization in 'The Sims 3'
Extreme home customization.
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Key Game Features:

  • New Seamless, Living Neighborhood
    • Explore the ever-changing neighborhood—and take your Sims to meet friends in the park, go on a date at the bistro, visit neighbors’ homes, converse with less-than-savory characters in the graveyard and more. Who knows what might happen?
    • Admire the natural beauty of the beach, the mountains, and more.
  • New Create a Sim Functionality
    • Create any Sim you can imagine with easy-to-use design tools that allow for unlimited customization of facial features, hair color, eye color, and more.
    • Fine tune your Sims’ body shape from thin to curvy to muscular.
  • New Personality Traits
    • Create over a million different personalities with traits such as evil, insane, kleptomaniac, romantic, and more.
    • Influence the behaviors of your Sims with the traits you’ve chosen. Will you create a neurotic romantic with a heart of gold, or a geeky super-genius with an evil streak?
  • New Unlimited Customization
    • Everyone can customize everything—design and build your dream house and decorate it to fit your Sims’ personalities.
    • Customize everything from floors to décor, shirts to sofas, wallpaper to window shades.
  • New Gameplay That’s Rewarding and Quick
    • Face short and long-term challenges and reap the rewards.
    • Your Sims can pursue random opportunities to get fast cash, get ahead, get even, and more.
    • Choose whether, or not, to fulfill your Sims’ destinies by making their wishes come true. Will your Sims be thieves, rock stars, world leaders? The choice is yours.
  • Get Connected and Share Your Creations with The Sims 3 Online Community
    • Get free bonus content—download Sims, outfits, furnishings, houses and more.
    • Create and Share Sims, houses, movies and more with anyone.
    • Join The Sims 3 community to share ideas with fans of The Sims from around the world.

System Requirements:

Minimum Specifications:
OS: Windows 7, Windows Vista (SP1)/Windows XP (SP2)
Processor: For XP 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent; For Windows Vista and Windows 7 2.4 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
RAM: For XP: 1 GB RAM / Windows Vista and Windows 7: 1.5 GB RAM
* For NVIDIA ION™ computers, the game requires at least 2 GB RAM.
Hard Drive: 8 GB or more
Video Card: 128 MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0. Nvidia GeForce 6 series or better, and all NVidia G, GT, GTS, and GTX video cards. ATI Radeon™ series card 9500 series or better, and all ATI X, X1, and HD video cards; Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA): GMA 3-Series, GMA 4-Series
Please note that the GeForce 6100 and 7100 cards are not supported.
Other: Requires installation of Origin for gameplay. Laptop versions of chipsets above may work, but may run comparatively slower.
EA DISCLAIMER:

Internet connection, online authentication and acceptance of end user license agreement required to play The Sims 3 digital download product. Access to online services including Simpoints and downloads requires an internet connection, EA account and game registration with the provided serial code. Registration is limited to one EA account per serial code and is non-transferable. EA online terms & conditions can be found at www.ea.com. You must be 13+ to register for an EA account. Mac users must update to the latest version of the Sims 3 launcher to access online services, including [free] Simpoints and downloads. EA may provide certain incremental content and/or updates for no additional charge, if and when available. The Sims 3 digital download product uses SecuROM digital rights management technology provided by Sony DADC Austria AG. For more information about SecuROM, visit http:/faq.securom.com/.

INTERNET CONNECTION, ORIGIN ACCOUNT, ACCEPTANCE OF PRODUCT AND ORIGIN END USER LICENSE AGREEMENTS, INSTALLATION OF THE ORIGIN CLIENT SOFTWARE (WWW.ORIGIN.COM/ABOUT). REGISTRATION WITH ENCLOSED SINGLE-SE SERIAL CODE(S) AND LATEST THE SIMS 3 PATCH UPDATE REQUIRED TO PLAY. ACCESS TO ONLINE SERVICES INCLUDING SIMPOINTS AND DOWNLOADS REQUIRES AN INTERNET CONNECTION, ORIGIN ACCOUNT AND GAME REGISTRATION WITH THE ENCLOSED ONE-TIME USE SERIAL CODE. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO ONE ORIGIN ACCOUNT PER SERIAL CODE AND IS NON-TRANSFERABLE. EA ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF SERVICE CAN BE FOUND AT www.ea.com. YOU MUST BE 13+ TO REGISTER FOR AN ORIGIN ACCOUNT. MAC USERS MUST UPDATE TO THE LATEST VERSION OF THE SIMS 3 LAUNCHER TO ACCESS ONLINE SERVICES, INCLUDING SIMPOINTS AND DOWNLOADS. INCLUDES SOFTWARE THAT COLLECTS DATA ONLINE NECESSARY TO PROVIDE AND ACTIVATE IN-GAME ADVERTISING FOR ALL THE SIMS 3 PRODUCTS PREVIOUSLY OR HEREAFTER INSTALLED. INTERNET CONNECTION AND FACEBOOK ACCOUNT REQUIRED TO ACCESS FACEBOOK MEMORY FEATURE. FEATURE CAN BE DISCONTINUED AT ANYTIME WITH OR WITHOUT NOTICE.

EA MAY RETIRE ONLINE FEATURES AFTER 30 DAYS NOTICE POSTED ON WWW.EA.COM.


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This works fine takes about 15 min prep. 1st you have to get an EA/Origin account (easy). Then you have to install the Origin installer as well as the amazon game installer. Then you simply add the Key amazon gives you and the game appears in your Origin library. Then install. The installation takes several hours. The set up is a little work but if you understand it will take a little to futz with all the installations it is all good!
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I love the sims, but the origin downloader that you have to use is insane. I just got this computer from Lenovo, two graphics cards, 16G, 1TB of memory, and I am looking at 7+ hours of download time. My internet connect is 30/10 its just insane! Amazon needs its own download of these files.
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You have to make an account with origin ( EA GAMES) and download the clinet, at the top left corner click origin and add game and there you will redeem your key that you've got through amazon and download your game!
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My initial impression...
I have an origin account, download was slow but finally happened, when I attempt to start the game, nothing happens, nothing at all. Googled the problem, saw many "workarounds", so I uninstalled, redownloaded, etc... same result. Total waste of money and no opportunity for refund.

SAVE YOUR MONEY, DO NOT BUY

...Finally...
OK, after several wasted uninstalls, redownloads (super slow), and trying every workaround posted on the net, I finally updated Java for some other reason, to version 7.17, and then this game started to work. How the heck am I supposed to know the dependencies of this game? Shouldn't it's installer check for prerequisites?

Only two stars due to the headaches, at least my kid is playing the game now.
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Im not rating the game but the inconvenience of buying the game to download. I bought the game at 3pm and it is now 11 pm and i cant even get this game to launch. You buy the game from Amazon and yet you have to have a origin account to download game and then wait about 4 hours and to find out that the game wont launch and i wait another one hour to chat with customer support and then they tell me i have to call tomorrow.
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I downloaded the game and already have an Origin account. It downloaded quickly and easily, and when I selected the download from my Origin game library and clicked "Play", it stated that I could not play without a disc inserted. The whole reason I purchased the game for PC download is so I DON'T have to have a disc to play. Total waste of time and money.
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this game is ok. but EA/Sims/ Maxis is deffinately trying to milk your money with this game. if you want more than the initial neighborhood in this game not only do you have to buy multiple expansion packs but, you also have to spend alot of money at the sim store. the animation isnt that much better than sims 2 if better at all and game play is relatively similar. i waited until 2013 to get this game because i lost all my sim 2 stuff but if i knew where that stuff had gone i never would have bought this. at least in sims 2 and 1 you can have multiple neighborhoods the looks are better and the game isnt milking you of your hard earned money. just not as impressed with this game as i thought i would be.

also it does take a long time to download and if you buy the expansion packs it takes even longer to start up the game.
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We have no complaints about the game itself. But oh, how we hate Origin!

Months after our initial download, we needed to re-download The Sims 3 onto a different computer. Which e-mail account did we use for that Origin account? Play "password reset bingo" to find out (maybe)! No luck? Try the forums,where every response from Origin is, "chat with a game advisor"! Have a chat, during which your problem will not be solved (he was as helpful as he could be, but he could only be so helpful), and you will get a URL that tells you how to request a phone call! But the phone center isn't available on Sundays, so no gaming today for you!

Next time, I will pay the extra money to have a disc -- more control, lower blood pressure. ;-)
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